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Old Oct 23, 2012, 10:50 PM
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Basements are often a perfect place for the static logging. How cold is yours? I would probably first try it with just an insulated container (open cell foam works great). You actually don't want the temperature to rise too quickly. The components on the AQ (especially the MCU) should heat up a small insulated container quite well. Leave it logging for at least 90 minutes the first time and then graph the temperatures from the log. If you see it is not getting warm enough, then you could try the battery heater or something like that. My concern with a heater would be a) electrical currents introducing magnetic disturbances (especially as it turns on/off), and b) heating up the board too quickly. You pretty much want it to heat up during the course of an hour or so, but longer is OK too. Quicker is not ideal.

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